Scabal Vintage Linen

For the fashionable man, Scabal offers a light pure Linen quality of 260g. The collection follows the trend for a special vintage look. The subdued shades such as lavender blue, olive and dark brown reflect this new trend.

Linen is a vegetable fibre taken from the flax plant (on the right), in Latin “linium usiatissimum”. It is very hard wearing and cool. Ideal for hot weather.

Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years.

Linen was sometimes used as currency in ancient Egypt. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in linen because it was seen as a symbol of light and purity, and as a display of wealth. Some of these fabrics, woven from hand spun yarns, were very fine for their day, but are coarse compared to modern linen. When the tomb of the Pharaoh Ramses II, was discovered in 1881, the linen wrappings were in a state of perfect preservation – after more than 3000 years.

Linen is among the strongest of the vegetable fibers, with 2 to 3 times the strength of cotton.

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